Lawsuits, conference realignments, and scholarship questions have all been big topics of discussion for the last five years or so. During the 2014-15 academic year, fans saw a lot of change taking place and it has become apparent more changes are to come.
Most of these changes affected the college football world while basketball was left in the dark as most schools had already adopted these changes or they did not apply.
Football, being separated into two classifications (FBS and FCS), has different regulations for scholarships and eligibility than that of college basketball.
Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski sat down with ESPN and Yahoo, according to College Basketball Talk. During the interview, Krzyzewski discussed a number of topics, including revealing that he has a secret Twitter account.
Coach K also discussed wanting to have leadership in the ranks of college basketball. He wants a head guy in charge of college basketball.
Q: Do you feel like we’re on the precipice of monumental changes, then?
A: Yeah, yeah. I do think the year for the student-athlete was terrific, and it’s going to keep getting better. We’re moving there. The game itself is moving. (But) the structure that we’re in, the building – we don’t know what building we’re in. Like, how many stories is it? But that should be exciting. It is exciting, but I don’t know whether we can even talk about it, yet.
When things are like that, we need leadership. That doesn’t mean the leader knows where it’s going to end up, but we know it’s not going to end up where it is right now. It’s not a start-up company, but change is going, and what can be done? I always go back to when Jerry (Colangelo) took over USA Basketball. … He took over and it’s had a positive impact on everything in basketball – pro, college, international, youth. There should be somebody like him out there.
Having a leader in place for college basketball would certainly bring about change. This change could not only make the game more enjoyable to watch for fans, it could affect the way present and future players see college basketball.
Let’s just hope that if college basketball decides to put someone in charge, his name isn’t Roger Goodell.
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